The majesty of a slow moving pat that can be guided across the water at sunrise is a beauty only a few get to behold. Even fewer are fortunate to get to know Captain Chris Martin and see him work the bait across the waters of the Espiritu Santo flat. Captain Chris certainly seems completely at home in the Gulf Coast area of Texas but he was not born here. Originally from North Carolina his family came to the Texas Gulf Coast area when he was only eight years old, which matched the boy with the area perfectly and spurned his lifelong love of these waters.
The life Chris chose for himself didn’t always involve fishing in Texas, but he carried that passionate fire with him even during the twenty years he spent in sales and marketing. A graduate of Saint Thomas University, it seemed he was to work in the corporate world, but the call of the Texas Gulf Coast was too much to resist and Chris and his wife Deb eventually set up residence in Seadrift, Texas to start their business.
This business matches Chris and Deb perfectly. The love of people, fishing, outdoors, hunting and playing host has led the two of them to create Bay Flats Lodge which is a premier fishing and hunting lodge with first-class accommodations and a down home feeling. This gorgeous lodge overlooks the San Antonio bay waters to offer guests a glimpse of the beauty they will experience during any of their fishing excursions while staying at the lodge.
Even though the best part of every day is being able to head out on the water or to be in a duck blind Chris has shared his experiences in print with several publications. He is a contributing writer for Texas Fish & Game Magazine, Coastal Angler Magazine, Salty Angler Magazine and Sporting Classics Magazine. Not limiting his writing to magazines, Chris has also written for the Dolphin Talk Newspaper, the Port Lavaca Wave Newspaper and the Houston Chronicle Newspaper.
While these writing and the operation of Bay Flats Lodge would seem to be enough, Chris has also been featured in other forms of media. He has hosted Ducks Unlimited TV, been on NBC Outdoor Sports and hosted Majesty Outdoors TV. The relationship built with Ducks Unlimited has led Chris and Deb to hosting several Outdoor Media Camps for the company, one of which was attended only by women.
As an expert in his field Chris has earned several sponsorships which allow visitors the opportunity to utilize some of the best equipment on the market today for this type of fishing and hunting. With these sponsorships your visit could include the purchase of some new gear you can take out on your excursion.
When it comes to Deb Martin, she is the success this business is built on. Even though Chris is out front, on the water, leading excursions, Deb takes care of Bay Flats Lodge to ensure the staff is able to continually provide every guest with the experience they desire. As a highly successful team Chris and Deb look to welcome anyone to Bay Flats Lodge to make this a new home away from home.